7 Pink Animals That Wow and Woo

Roseate Spoonbill

We couldn't pass over the roseate spoonbill, a pink wading bird with a delightful spatulate bill, despite flamingos being the pink animal poster children.

Pink Katydid

Pink katydids, first reported in 1874, have sparked debate about their stunning color. Harvard entomologist Hubbard Scudder postulated at the start of the 20th century

Bargibant's Pygmy Seahorse

The white Bargibant's Pygmy Seahorse has a rounded belly and pink protrusions toward the middle of the photo, blending well with the pink fan coral it is tethered to by its tail

Web-Footed Gecko

Web-footed geckos' salmon-colored skin helps them blend with the Namib Desert's reddish sands. A repertoire of clicks, squeaks, croaks, and other noises deters intruders.

Orchid Mantis

In 1879, Australian writer James Hingsley returned from Indonesia with tales of a pink orchid that drew butterflies to its petals and ate them. He spotted the orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus

Domestic Pigs

A study of wild and domestic pigs found that humans' love of novelty led to enticing coat hues following domestication. Pink pigs would have been too readily.

Sea Stars

Sea stars have 2,000 species and several hues, including pink, to disguise or drive off predators. Sea stars live in tropical and cold waters worldwide.